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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for April 20-22, 2018
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on April 19, 2018, April 19, 2018

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1. Concours d'Elegance of Texas 2018

The7th Annual Concours d'Elegance of Texas, one of the state's largest vintage motoring and luxury lifestyle events, rolls into Richard Greene Linear Park and Arlington's Entertainment District this weekend.During the special three-day weekend celebration, scheduled from April 20 through April 22, participants can from flying down a private track in a 2018 Ferrari, participating in a classic car auction with approximately 100 classic cars totally more than $10 million, or appreciating some of the most desired pieces of art on four wheels. Since 2011, the Concours d'Elegance has raised $2 million for charity.Click here to see all Concours d'Elegance events planned throughout the power-packed weekend.

2. Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington

The Texas Rangers host the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington this weekend for a three-game series between two teams from the AL West. The Rangers will play at 7:05 p.m. CT on Friday and Saturday, and at 2:05 p.m. CT on Sunday. Fans will enjoy a fireworks show after the game on Friday and the first 15,000 fans will receive a Falken Tires Adrian Beltre 3,000th Hit Mini Bat. Smash Mouth is also scheduled to play a post-game concert. On Sunday, Siggno is scheduled to perform after the game.

3. Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, continues its 57th season in The American Dream City. The park will open this weekend for guests to enjoy their favorite coasters and attractions, while preparations continue for the late spring debut of the ultimate Super-Villain thrill ride-HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity. The park's operating hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Six Flags Over Texas tickets, shows, rides, attractions, and events, visit sixflags.com/overtexas.

4. Legal Draft Beer Company's Two-Year Anniversary Party

Come celebrate Legal Draft's 2 Year Anniversary at Urban Union! Enjoy live music, food trucks, root beer floats, new beer releases and free giveaways! 10% of all beer sales will go to the new Downtown Arlington Public Library. No tickets are needed for this event that runs from noon to 6 p.m.For information about hours of operation and upcoming events, please visit www.legaldraftbeer.com.

5. Live Music & Crawfish Boil at Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club

Head over to Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club in Downtown Arlington for two nights of live music this weekend.On Friday night, Velvet Love Box performs at 9 p.m. The band features three veteran musicians from the North Texas area: guitarist/vocalist Scot Cloud, percussionist/vocalist Brandon Bumpas, and vocalist/bassist Neil Schnell. On Saturday, a Crawfish Boil starts at 3 p.m. Residents and visitors can check out Acoustic Hash. That show also starts at 9 p.m. Grease Monkey is located at200 N Mesquite St, Arlington, TX 76011.

6. Live Music at J.R. Bentley's

Robin Lore isset to perform this Friday, April 20, 2018 at J.R. Bentley's in Downtown Arlington. The show starts at 8 p.m. On Saturday, UT Arlington graduate and Fort Worth singer/songwriter Whitnye Raquel will perform. That show also begins at 8 p.m. Situated in a historic home, J.R. Bentley's has the feel of an authentic English pub and features several local and area bands throughout the year. The venue is located at406 W Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010. You can find a complete calendar of events at www.jrbentleys.com.

7. Bill Anderson at Arlington Music Hall

Bill Anderson, is an American country music singer, songwriter and television personality. He has been a member in long standing of the weekly Grand Ole Opry radio program and stage performance in Nashville, Tennessee, since 1961. He will perform at Arlington Music Hall this Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. with opening acts Burk Collins and Joyce Marek. Tickets are still available online at Arlington Music Hall's website. Residents can also call the box office at (817) 226-4400.

8. River Legacy's Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

Does cardboard float? It does in River Legacy's 29th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor! Participants build boats entirely out of cardboard and then race their cardboard crafts in this fun and creative community fundraiser for River Legacy Foundation. The Cardboard Boat Regatta is a fund-raising event presented by River Legacy Foundation and the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department. Proceeds from the event benefit the educational programs of River Legacy Living Science Center and River Legacy Park.

9. Urban Traders Market at Urban Union

Urban Traders Market is coming to Urban Union in Downtown Arlington, 400 E Division Street. This up and coming area includes a number of new shops, restaurants, and the Legal Draft Beer Co. Come shop for the best in local handmade goods by makers and crafters this Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You will find a delightful array of artisan goods for you, your home, and your life. Always free, dog and family friendly!

10. Shows at UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium continues to offer shows to residents and visitors. This includes Spacepark 360: Infinity, a planetarium show designed to recreate the experience of amusement park thrill rides, roller coasters, pendulums, inverters and more. For a complete schedule of shows and other inquiries, please visit www.uta.edu/planetarium or call 817-272-1183.

Ticket prices:

  • Adults - $6.00
  • Seniors, Children & Students - $4.00
  • UTA Students - $3.00
  • Children under 3 - Free
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